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What Happened To This "Lion King" Character Will Make You Say "Damn, Disney"

Moral of the story: Don't mess with Disney.

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If you're anything like me, you probably love Disney movies, and if that's true, then you probably really love the 1994 masterpiece that is The Lion King.

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Like most people who love The Lion King, though, you might still be harboring a tiny bit of hatred for a certain green-eyed dirtbag named Sc*r.

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It's been 23 damn years and I still can't fully process Scar's pettiness. I mean, this evil, power-hungry mofo threw his own brother off a cliff AND THEN manipulated his lovably mischievous cub nephew into believing that Mufasa's death was his fault. SMDH. Pretty dark for a children's movie if you ask me*.

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*You didn't ask me.

But, what if I told you Scar's story might not have ended with The Lion King?

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Remember early on in the film when Mufasa asks Zazu, "What am I going to do with [Scar]?" and Zazu replies with the perfectly snarky, "He'd make a very handsome throw rug"?

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Well, shit, Disney wasn't playing games... It seems like that might have actually happened in the movie Hercules.

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Mhm, don't adjust your brightness — you read that correctly. Disney might've turned Scar into an actual throw rug.*

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*Well, a headdress that gets thrown onto the ground.

During a scene in Hercules where the Greek god himself is having his portrait painted on an urn, he is wearing a slain lion's pelt as a headdress*, which he eventually throws onto the ground after having a small temper tantrum.

Presumably the lion on Hercules' head is the Nemean lion from Greek mythology.
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Presumably the lion on Hercules' head is the Nemean lion from Greek mythology.

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It has been suggested that the headdress bears a striking resemblance to a certain regicidal lion we all love to hate.

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Here, for your convenience, is the maniacal Scar side-by-side with the "headdress/rug" for comparison:

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So, basically, the moral of this story is: Don't mess with Disney because Zazu is a sorcerer and you might end up as a decorative carpet.

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For more Disney Easter eggs like this one, check out this post.

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